Kolkata hit & run: Sambia Sohrab admits to driving the killer car

Kolkata: The prime accused in the Kolkata hit and run case, Sambia Sohrab on Friday admitted that he was driving the white Audi car, which ran over an IAF officer during a Republic Day parade rehearsal in Kolkata on January 13.

According to reports, Sambia Sohrab broke down during a prolonged interrogation on Friday morning and confessed that he was driving the Audi on the morning of January 13.

He also admitted that he was drunk while driving the Audi and that he was alone in the car while Sonu and Johnnie were in another vehicle.

During their investigation, Kolkata Police found that on the night before the mishap, Sambia, his elder brother Ambia, Sonu and Johnnie along with others attended a party at Doighat in the Port area of the city.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Police officials have also arrested Sambia’s friends Sonu and Johnnie and seized a Skoda, which the two accused claimed that they were driving.

The three arrested have been booked under IPC sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring offender) and 427 (mischief causing damage).

(With agency inputs)

News24 Bureau